Nerdy Gurdy
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Joined Nov 5, '16 

The previous Hurdy Gurdy topic was closed, but I managed to build the v6 Nerdy Gurdy from Thingiverse in part with my Glowforge (and an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer)

If you aren’t familiar, this is a stringed instrument that works like a violin, but with a cranked wheel instead of a bow.

The design was excellent and all credit goes to JaapBrand, though his original plans had two parts that were too long to fit on the 19.5" x 11" cutting area of the Glowforge. However, someone else ran into this before and asked in the comments if it could be split, and he confirmed it would be ok. I posted a Make of his build, and attached the SVGs with the modified files there as well. In any case, this was a great test of my building skill, and an excellent quarantine project, and I added some build tips if you decide to try it too (see the Make link)

I also got some Baltic Birch plywood for the project, and thanks to posts in this community, was able to figure out the best settings to cut with.

Here are some in-progress shots (Living hinges FTW!):











And lastly the finished piece:


(Bonus, I had some leftover leather from a friend’s project, and cut out the free guitar strap from Glowforge to go with the Nerdy Gurdy too)

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